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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Meet in Mesa

The premiere issue of Meetings Arizona magazine features Mesa. Paula Hubbs Cohen writes, "Meetings in Mesa are more than just business; there's also a wealth of fun and fabulous things to see and do."  Read the entire story to find out why you should Meet in Mesa.

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today marked the grand opening of its Mesa Citation Service Center adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. The company constructed a new 101,000-square foot facility that includes 62,400 square feet of hangar space along with office and backshop areas. Cessna has developed 12 acres of its tract flanking three 10,000-foot runways and a 124,800-square foot aircraft ramp, leaving room for expansion as needed. Randy Soutiere is general manager of the Mesa Citation Service Center, which employs more than 75 maintenance

  Kino Aquatic Center to Take Center Stage as Host of Signature Swim Meet   Oct. 19, 2009  ( MESA , Ariz. ) – Mesa , Ariz. was awarded the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course swim meet competition for 2011. The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mesa Public Schools (MPS) and Mesa Aquatics worked together to secure this event which will center heavily on the city’s newly-enhanced Kino Aquatic Center . The announcement came during the United States Aquatic Sports Convention held in Chicago last month.   " Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Aquatics are thrilled

State Tourism Office Grants Mesa Funds to Kick-Start Promotional Efforts to Gateway Region – Gilbert & Queen Creek   www.VisitGateway.com   Oct. 6, 2009 ( MESA , Ariz. ) – Mesa tourism officials are hoping to lure this season’s out-of-state visitors to continue their experience south and east of the city when visiting this winter. In late August, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded grant funding for a new marketing partnership through the Arizona Office of Tourism’s Arizona Regional Marketing and EZ Marketing programs. These long-standing

Officials from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awarded Mesa host duties for the 2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships, May 12-15, with practice rounds beginning May 10-11, 2010. The tournament will be held at Longbow Golf Club and co-hosted by Mesa Sports Tourism & Development and Grand Canyon University .   “Landing the Women’s NCAA Golf Championship is another great example of Valley leaders working together for a common goal,” said Jon Schmieder, president of Phoenix Regional Sports Commission. “ Mesa is a prime example

                     The Western Athletic Conference has awarded the City of Mesa the WAC Baseball Tournament for 2010, 2011 and 2012, WAC Commissioner Karl Benson announced on Thursday. The event will be played at Mesa's Hohokam Stadium, the Chicago Cubs Spring Training home. The City of Mesa, Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau and Phoenix Regional Sports Commission worked in tandem to secure the event which features Hawai'i, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Sacramento State, Nevada, New Mexico

 MESA TOURISM BUREAU TURNING STAY-CATIONS INTO SAVE-CATIONS WITH DISCOUNTS AND ONLINE PLANNING TOOLS Bureau-Generated Savings Program and Citywide Summer Values Help Make Low-cost Summer Vacations Possible www.visitmesa.com/Values May 1 , 2009 (MESA, Ariz.) – With National Tourism Week fast approaching (May 9 – 17) and travel trends pointing to shorter hauls and shorter stays, the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau wants Arizona travelers to know they can afford a vacation this summer. Starting May 1, the bureau is launching their Mesa Money campaign giving visitors staying

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa Beneath The Stars

  Mesa Beneath the Stars Climb, Cruise and Hit the Campus to Glimpse Into Arizona’s Night Skies in Mesa   ( MESA , Ariz. ) – Did you know that in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first pointing a telescope at the heavens, UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union have designated 2009 as the international year of astronomy? Arizona boasts two observatories, is the place where Pluto was discovered, and the desert skies continue to be some of the finest in the world for astronomical observations. Here in Mesa , the setting sun offers visitors a whole

SportsEvents Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards Recognize Excellence in Hosting Sporting Events (MESA, Ariz.) – Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau will be featured in this month’s issue of SportsEvents magazine as part of their annual feature, “50+ Planners & Places to Watch in 2009”. The bureau was recognized as one of the top sports destinations in the country by readers of the trade publication. Mesa has always actively marketed themselves as a top destination for sporting events of all levels: amateur, youth, collegiate, and professional. In fact,

Dec. 8, 2008 (MESA, Ariz.) - The anticipated 2009 spring training season could be one for the record books. Never before has Arizona's spring training season crossed into three months, consisted of 14 teams and involved the hosting of the World Baseball Classic. The additions of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale and the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear give a boost to next season with 245 games planned over a five-week season that starts in February and extends into April. Typical seasons are four weeks and 172 games. All told, the Cactus League will consist of fourteen teams playing in nine